Provence Classic 5N – Avignon, Arles...

This Provence itinerary offers a pleasant combination of city life with the visit of Avignon and Arles, and countryside and village experiences.
You will start and finish your tour in Avignon where you can visit the Pont d’Avignon and Palais des Papes. In the summer, Avignon is also home to the famous Festival d’Avignon, a concentration of innovating theatrical performances.
You then carry on to the Pont du Gard, an impressionable Roman aqueduct still intact, the villages of Uzes and Tarascon, before cycling to Arles. This old Roman city has an extraordinarily well-preserved Roman arena and an antique amphitheater.
After more countryside and a stop in St Rémy de Provence, where you can enjoy the view of the hilly Baux de Provence, your trip in Provence will end the way it started: in Avignon!

Price from : 890€
Region : Provence
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Level : or
Type : On the way
Category : Bike
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Hybrid
Dates : Best Deals May, June & September

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Day 1 :   Arrive in Avignon

Today is arrival day and meeting day, which also gives the opportunity to explore Avignon, and the historical center including the Popes Palace. An English speaking team-member will welcome you at the hotel for orientation and bike delivery in the early evening. Dinner out on your own, we include several recommendations.

Day 2 :   Pont du Gard and Uzes

Distance 1 : 34 Miles - 54 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 522 Meters 

The route will move out of Villeneuve-les-Avignon through the Gard forests and vineyards and to visit the famous roman aqueduct Pont du Gard which dominates the river at over 165 feet high. Swimming is possible in the river, as well as at the hotel that night. You will cycle on to Uzes, a beautiful Provencal village with plane tree lined streets.

Day 3 :   Cycle to Arles via Tarascon

Distance 1 : 37 Miles - 60 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 299 Meters 

Travel to the town of Arles, passing through mostly flat countryside except in the gorges around the Gardon River. You first ride to Collias at the confluence of the Gardon and Alson rivers. From there to Ledenon, famous for wine production, and then Meynes and its old fortified village. In Tarascon you can visit the Chateau and Souleiado Museum before going on to Arles. In Arles there is the extraordinarily well-preserved Roman arena, antique theater, and many museums, among which is one devoted to Vincent van Gogh. The ride is mostly flat but starts out rolling.

Day 4 :   Leave Arles for St Remy de Provence

Distance 1 : 18 Miles - 29 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 461 Meters 

You may want to spend some time in the morning visiting Arles and the many sites to see in this old Roman town. Your ride goes to St Remy de Provence. The ride is not too long today, so in function of weather you can leave as wish. You will pass the Abbey of Montmajour and up to Baux de Provence. Take some time to visit the site of Les Baux, walk the old stone streets, and imagine what it must have been like 2000 years ago. After you will descend to St Remy where you can visit the town and see where Van Gogh made over 150 paintings. Ride with hills at Les Baux.

Day 5 :   Ride to Avignon

Distance 1 : 27 Miles - 44 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 250 Meters 

On to Avignon via Graveson and Barbentane where you can have lunch and visit the Abbey of Saint Michel de Frigolet from the 10th century. Arriving in the afternoon, this 42 km ride leaves time to visit some of the many sites in Avignon.

Day 6 :   Departure Day

Today is departure day. You can take your time with breakfast and then transfer back to the rail station or other on your own. Additional nights can be arranged.

Average / Day : Distance : 46.75 Km / 29.00 Miles - Elevation gain : 383.00 Meters

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Day : 1, 5

Situated in a historical building dating back to the XVIth century, Hotel Cloitre Saint Louis Avignon offers an extremely quiet and serene environment.Initially a religious school for Jesuits, the Cloister saw its function changed over the centuries to a military hospital, and a home for the elderly.After a thorough renovation in 1990, the building is now a prominent cultural center and a four star hotel. Rooms and facilities are found both in the ancient cloister, and in the splendid modern extension designed by the famous French achitect from Nouvel.

Day : 2

In the very heart of Uzes and only 100 metres from the delightful Place aux Herbes, you will find your three stars hotel in a 300-year old building offering a perfect blend of charm and authenticity with all the modern conveniences: air-conditioning, lift, rooms with Internet, mini-bar, LCD television, bathrooms with whirlpool baths, power showers, or floor-level showers.

Day : 3

The hotel in Arles ideally located between the Antic Theater and Amphitheater, in historical center. A charming hotel, comfortable and stylish. A buffet restaurant with provencal dishes. The Calendal has 38 refurbished bedrooms, from the single room to family rooms. Each bedroom has its provencal charming decor. Views vary, the bedrooms either overlook the Arles Amphitheater, the Antic Theater, the Calendals garden or the narrow typical provencal streets of Arles. The decor, the light, the colours and fabrics have all been chosen to make you remember your stay in Arles and in Provence. The Hotel Calendal accommodation makes you feel provencal.

Day : 4

You are a few steps from the historic centre of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, in the calm sanctuary of a peaceful neighbourhood where the hotel ‘Sous les Figuiers’ has found its roots. A small, entirely renovated, the charming hotel ‘Sous les Figuiers’ offers 14 comfortable ground-floor rooms, eleven of which have private terraces opening onto a garden shaded by magnificent centenarian fig trees.

Day : 1, 5

Set in an old mansion at the foot of the Palais des Papes in the heart of Avignon, La Mirande is steeped in secular history. This timeless refuge offers a dreamy, relaxing and authentic experience in a refines, 18th century-esque décor.With both a gastronomic restaurant and a chef 's table, the hotel serves honest, living cuisine with respect for ingredients and humankind, a culinary hymn to land and its biodiversity.

Day : 2

In town, situated in front of the Eveche, the cathedral and the windowed bell - tower, the Hotel d'Entraigues is assembled around a panoramic terrace and some private houses of the 17th and 18th centuries, which together form a quiet and privileged place.

The hotel, originally built by an aristocratic family in the 15th century was later restored in the 17th century and remains today the best hotel in the charming town of Uzes. The restaurant offers a panoramic restaurant and calming ambiance. 34 rooms are all very comfortable and equipped with air conditioning.

Day : 3

Formerly a Carmelite convent, today the Hotel Jules-Cesar is a historic hotel full of character, which, without forgetting its past, boasts all the details of a completely modernized hotel. The spacious foyer, the rooms, the apartments, and the dining room, are all decorated with cloth from Provence and antique furniture, so that from the moment you arrive, you can begin to soak up the atmosphere of one of the most beautiful regions of France.

Day : 4

Le Vallon de Valrugues & SPA is a 5-star hotel located in Saint Remy de Provence, overlooking the Alpilles, 600 m away from the city center, a mere stone's throw away from great hikinng trails and the famous Vang Gogh route. This is the ideal base to set off and explore Provence. Most of its 48 elegant rooms and suites have been refurbished. The gourmet restaurant offers Provencal themed menus using seasonal local products. The hotel boasts a 500 m² spa complete with six treatment rooms , a hammam, sauna, whirlpool bath, fitness room and two heated pools – one indoor and one outdoor.

Day : 1, 5

A charming hotel in Avignon, located in the very heart of the Pope's City, in a small quiet street. Near the Tourism Office and the antic walls, the hotel welcomes you in a XVIIIth century house. All rooms differ, decorated with relish, on 1st and 2nd floor without lift. Being able to receive 1 to 4 persons, all rooms have air-conditionned, private bathroom, telephone and TV. Thematic rooms ( morocco, indian, african ) has topic will make about you dream: come to discover them...

Day : 2

Ideal for celebrations, family or romantic holidays, and business functions, le Patio de Violette offers guests a wide variety of services in the perfect location.Our staff will welcome you in a family atmosphere. The hotel ‘s colourful surroundings and sunny patio, combined with its quiet location and proximity to Uzès's historic centre, will insure an ideal holiday. Those with an eye for achitecture and decoration will appreciate our contemporary design and elegant rooms.

Day : 3

Opposite the Réattu Museum, next to the roman Thermes and steps away from the Rhône river, this enchanting hotel built in the 16th and 17th centuries is located in the heart of the historic city of Arles, a meeting and cultural place. The Hôtel du Musée is the ideal point of departure form wich to discover Arles "La Romaine" and explore the ancient and medieval monuments scattered throughtout the legendary Provencal landscapes.

Day : 4

Adorable, secluded ans charming hotel, surrounded by a picturesque garden beautifully located at the base of the Alpilles. Just a short walking distance from a historic centre which will overwhelm you with its serenity and absolute tranquility. Staff of Canto Cigalo would like to warmly welcome you for a stay of your dreams within the tranquillity of Provence.

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Hybrid bike - Standard
SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 - ( or equivalent)

The SCOTT SUB Sport 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty trekking geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 30 speed transmission, integrated front and rear lights, a custom Racktime carrier and compatibility with Snap'it accessories, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

Available in men and women versions. Available sizes : Men's M, L, XL ; Women's S, L

  • Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Included with your bike rental :
  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request



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Daily Elevation Profiles
Average / Day : Distance : 46.75 Km / 29.00 Miles - Elevation gain : 383.00 Meters
Day 2 :   Pont du Gard and Uzes

Option 1: 34 Miles - 54 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 522 Meters 

Day 3 :   Cycle to Arles via Tarascon

Option 1: 37 Miles - 60 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 299 Meters 

Day 4 :   Leave Arles for St Remy de Provence

Option 1: 18 Miles - 29 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 461 Meters 

Day 5 :   Ride to Avignon

Option 1: 27 Miles - 44 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 250 Meters 


  • 5 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 1 dinner included, (No dinner for Basic version).
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • Guidance Application (phone not provided)
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Informations & Recommendations

Arrival city is Avignon, which is accessible via train from Paris Gare de Lyon (2hrs 45min) or Paris CDG airport (3 hours). Taxi from rail station to hotel is approx. 15 euros. Departure from Avignon; same return travel time to Paris.

Tour rates

Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Basic 890 € 230 € 1350 €
Standard 1190 € 420 € 1790 €
Upgraded 1850 € 600 € 2750 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates


Guidance Application Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Travelbook Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental
    Standard Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 120 €
    Premium 250 €
Electric assist bike
    Standard 120 €
Tandem Bike Rental
    Standard 30 €

I bring my bike Discount of -90€ if you ride with your own bicycle.

Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Services available

Services available
Cancelation insurance 6%

Bot scann is mandatory